Directed By: Steve McQueen
Widows was definitely one of my must-sees of the Fall pretty much from the moment I saw the trailer. It wasn’t what I expected which isn’t a bad thing of course. Unfortunately it had some other issues that puts this in the category: has its moments but could have been great.
Another thing that drew me to this movie was its co-written by Gillan Flynn who did Gone Girl and Sharp Objects.
And one scene that kind of drove me crazy where Colin Farrell is arguing with his assistant- who up until then and then after is pretty much a blank slate and she’s seriously like ripping him a new one but we don’t see any of it cause we’re outside the car watching the scenery go by. I get what Steve McQueen was trying to do with that shot and the neighborhoods it was just odd and I think we needed to see something of the actors faces and body language.
When the movie concentrated on the four women their relationships and lives it was really good and got four great performances. And I did like the twist (though she handled it way better than I would have.) But when it went into everything else I felt like it got lost.
Recommend: Lean toward yes for the performances but- much like Crimes of Grindelwald- this is one that you can wait for home viewing.
9 thoughts on “More Widows Less… Everything Else”
I saw the trailer and I’m excited to see the film.
I hope you like it!
Great review, waiting for the home version is this case as well.
With the rate I’m watching movies (one a week max), I won’t mind the wait he he.
At least your spreading it out so you always have something to watch!
Ha ha, that’s a nice way of looking at it! 😊👌
Shame about the political stuff being boring. I’d have been attracted to this cos of Flynn too. Good to know about leaving this for a home viewing. Great review!
There’s some very good moments that I think are very much Flynn for the female characters. I do hope she keeps writing screenplays as well as novels.
OH MY GOD Finally someone who doesn’t like that weird ‘let’s show the neighborhood not the characters’ scene either! That was so distracting and took me out of the movie. Yeah I know he is showing poor to rich transition but we got that without that scene, it was so unnecessary. The whole movie was so unfocused and messy.
Right? I found that more distracting plus it seemed like a really good character moment for Colin Farrell and so out-of-character for the assistant I think we should have seen them. Of course I just blanked on his characters name so shows how much that stuck with me!